2 May 2020 19:30 - St Thomas of Canterbury C of E Church Goring on Thames

Mahler Rückert-Lieder
Dvořák Moravian duets (arr. Janáček)
Haydn Five choral songs
Fanny Hensel Four songs from Gartenlieder
Mendelssohn Songs without words
Beethoven Erlkönig (arr. Mäntijärvi)

Mahler’s wonderfully lyrical Rückert songs are the high point of this richly varied concert. Tender and intimate, they draw us into a private romantic world of love, heartbreak, art and nature. Nature is also a theme running through Fanny Hensel’s Gartenlieder, which have an appealing sincerity and directness. Dvořák’s lively Moravian folksongs bring us rural love’s ups and downs, while Haydn’s songs were mostly written for fun, ‘con amore’.
A piece of ‘unknown’ Beethoven adds a touch of surprise to our programme.  His unfinished setting of Goethe’s Erlkönig is as wild and dramatic as Schubert’s better known setting and was arranged for chorus by Mäntijärvi.

Parking is available in the Wheel Orchard car park off Station Road.

Music Director: David Young
Pianist: Gavin Roberts

Full: £15
Students and under 18: £5
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